Pearl Jam Inaugurate ‘Instant Classics’ Bootleg Series With Montana Show

From Spin Magazine:

In late 2000 and early 2001, Pearl Jam began releasing the first of what would turn out to be hundreds of “official bootlegs” containing high-quality recordings of the band’s concerts (SPIN parsed the first 72 double-disc shows in our March 2001 issue). The band has continued the fan-friendly practice all the way through this year, most recently issuing bootlegs from its European tour. But now, like ESPN Classic replaying an immediately unforgettable football game, Eddie Vedder and company are launching a new “Instant Classic” bootleg series, the band has revealed (via Antiquiet).

The first installment is a recording of Pearl Jam’s September 30 show in Missoula, Montana. Through November 13, the show is on sale in MP3 format for $4.99, with proceeds benefiting Missoula’s Poverello Center, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless. After November 13, the show will be available for the usual price of $9.99, in not only MP3 format but also on CD or in high-quality FLAC and FLAC-HD formats.

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